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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1555979378
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Book Resume:

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised. In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described "sentimental bird," at once wild and tender, who "finds humans dull except in grief," threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow's efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up. Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent.

The Death of Francis Bacon

The Death of Francis Bacon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0771096380
Author: Max Porter
Publisher: Strange Light
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The Death of Francis Bacon by Max Porter Book Resume:

Madrid. Unfinished. Man dying. A great painter lies on his deathbed, synapses firing, writhing and reveling in pleasure and pain as a lifetime of chaotic and grotesque sense memories wash over and envelop him. In this bold and brilliant short work of experimental fiction by the author of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers and Lanny, Max Porter inhabits Francis Bacon in his final moments, translating into seven extraordinary written pictures the explosive final workings of the artist's mind. Writing as painting rather than about painting, Porter lets the images he conjures speak for themselves as they take their revenge on the subject who wielded them in life. The result is more than a biography: The Death of Francis Bacon is a physical, emotional, historical, sexual, and political bombardment--the measure of a man creative and compromised, erotic and masochistic, inexplicable and inspired.


Lanny [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0771073631
Author: Max Porter
Publisher: Strange Light
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Lanny by Max Porter Book Resume:

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 From the award-winning author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers comes a dark, playful, propulsive novel about an ethereal young boy who attracts the attention of a mythical, menacing force. There's a village an hour from London. It's no different from many others today: one pub, one church, red-brick cottages, some public housing, and a few larger houses dotted about. Voices rise up, as they might anywhere, speaking of loving and needing and working and dying and walking the dogs. This village belongs to the people who live in it, to the land and to the land's past. It also belongs to Dead Papa Toothwort, a fabled figure local schoolchildren used to draw green and leafy, choked by tendrils growing out of his mouth, who awakens after a glorious nap. He is listening to this twenty-first-century village, to its symphony of talk: drunken confessions, gossip traded on the street corner, fretful conversations in living rooms. He is listening, intently, for a mischievous, enchanting boy whose parents have recently made the village their home. Lanny. With Lanny, Max Porter extends the potent and magical space he created in Grief Is the Thing with Feathers. This brilliant novel will enrapture readers with its anarchic energy, with its bewitching tapestry of fabulism and domestic drama. Lanny is a ringing defense of creativity, spirit, and the generative forces that often seem under assault in the contemporary world, and it solidifies Porter's reputation as one of the most daring and sensitive writers of his generation.

Say Something Back & Time Lived, Without Its Flow

Say Something Back & Time Lived, Without Its Flow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681374005
Author: Denise Riley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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Say Something Back & Time Lived, Without Its Flow by Denise Riley Book Resume:

A moving meditation on grief and motherhood by one of Britain's most celebrated poets. The British poet Denise Riley is one of the finest and most individual writers at work in English today. With her striking musical gifts, she is as happy in traditional forms as experimental, and though her poetry has a kinship to that of the New York School, at heart she is unaligned with any tribe. A distinguished philosopher and feminist theorist as well as a poet, Riley has produced a body of work that is both intellectually uncompromising and emotionally open. This book, her first collection of poems to appear with an American press, includes Riley’s widely acclaimed recent volume Say Something Back, a lyric meditation on bereavement composed, as she has written, “in imagined solidarity with the endless others whose adult children have died, often in far worse circumstances.” Riley’s new prose work, Time Lived, Without Its Flow, returns to the subject of grief, just as grief returns in memory to be continually relived.

The Public and Private Management of Grief

The Public and Private Management of Grief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030176622
Author: Caroline Pearce
Publisher: Springer
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The Public and Private Management of Grief by Caroline Pearce Book Resume:

Through a critical analysis of theory, policy and practice, The Public and Private Management of Grief looks at how 'recovery' is the prevailing discourse that measures and frames how people grieve, and considers what happens when people 'fail' to recover. Pearce draws on in-depth interviews with bereaved people and a range of bereavement professionals, to contemplate how ‘failures’ to recover are socially perceived and acted upon. Grounded in Foucauldian theory, this book problematises the notion of recovery, and instead argues for the acknowledgment of the experience of ‘non-recovery,’ highlighting how recovery is a socially and historically constructed notion linked to the individualised vision of health and happiness promoted by neo-liberal governmentality. This book will be of interest to students and scholars across sociology, anthropology, social work and psychology with a focus on death, dying and bereavement, grief studies, health and social care, as well as counsellors, clinical psychologists and social workers.

Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement

Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1784502553
Author: Marian Carter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Helping Children and Adolescents Think about Death, Dying and Bereavement by Marian Carter Book Resume:

How can children begin to understand death and cope with bereavement? And how can we, as adults, support and engage with children as they encounter this complex subject? Exploring how children and adolescents can engage with all aspects of death, dying and bereavement, this comprehensive guide looks at how children comprehend the death of a pet or someone close to them, their own dying, bereavement and grieving. It covers how you should discuss death with children, with a particular emphasis on the importance of listening to the child and adapting your approach based on their responses. The book offers guidance on how your own experiences of loss can provide you with models for your interactions with children on the subject of death.

Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet

Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319591770
Author: Yvonne Reddick
Publisher: Springer
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Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet by Yvonne Reddick Book Resume:

This book is the first book devoted entirely to Hughes as an environmental activist and writer. Drawing on the rapidly-growing interest in poetry and the environment, the book deploys insights from ecopoetics, ecocriticism and Anthropocene studies to analyse how Hughes’s poetry reflects his environmental awareness. Hughes’s understanding of environmental issues is placed within the context of twentieth-century developments in ‘green’ ideology and politics, challenging earlier scholars who have seen his work as apolitical. The unique strengths of this book lie in its combination of cutting-edge insights on ecocriticism with extensive work on the British Library’s new Ted Hughes archive. It will appeal to readers who enjoy Hughes’s work, as well as students and academics.

Building Continuing Bonds for Grieving and Bereaved Children

Building Continuing Bonds for Grieving and Bereaved Children [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1784504653
Author: Brenda Mallon
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Building Continuing Bonds for Grieving and Bereaved Children by Brenda Mallon Book Resume:

The period following the death of a friend or loved one can be tumultuous for anyone, but can be especially difficult for children, with lasting effects if the loss is not acknowledged or supported. This book emphasises the importance of listening to children and helping them to create positive bonds that can sustain them as they go through their lives. It provides practical, creative approaches to support children in their time of bereavement and to those whose loved one is dying. By recognising feelings of pain, anger, and confusion through open and positive discussions, a child is able to build emotional resilience and create enduring memories of the person they have lost. The author explains the importance of developing continuing bonds between children and loved ones in times of bereavement and offers practical ways in which these bonds may be nurtured through creative activities, memory making, and personal storytelling.

Writing Animals

Writing Animals [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030038807
Author: Timothy C. Baker
Publisher: Springer
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Writing Animals by Timothy C. Baker Book Resume:

This book surveys a broad range of contemporary texts to show how representations of human-animal relations challenge the anthropocentric nature of fiction. By looking at the relation between language and suffering in twenty-first-century fiction and drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches, Baker suggests new opportunities for exploring the centrality of nonhuman animals in recent fiction: writing animal lives leads to new narrative structures and forms of expression. These novels destabilise assumptions about the nature of pain and vulnerability, the burden of literary inheritance, the challenge of writing the Anthropocene, and the relation between text and image. Including both well-known authors and emerging talents, from J.M. Coetzee and Karen Joy Fowler to Sarah Hall, Alexis Wright, and Max Porter, and texts from experimental fiction to work for children, Writing Animals offers an original perspective on both contemporary fiction and the field of literary animal studies.

Cognitive Grammar in Stylistics

Cognitive Grammar in Stylistics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474298931
Author: Marcello Giovanelli,Chloe Harrison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Cognitive Grammar in Stylistics by Marcello Giovanelli,Chloe Harrison Book Resume:

Cognitive Grammar in Stylistics: A Practical Guide provides an engaging, accessible and practically-focused introduction to cognitive grammar outlining how central principles of the field can be used in stylistic analyses. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book leads students through the basics of cognitive grammar, outlining its place within the field of cognitive linguistics as a whole, providing clear explanations of key principles and concepts. It then explains how these can be used to study a range of literary and non-literary texts. The book argues that cognitive grammar offers a powerful alternative to more traditional grammatical models when analysing texts. Its primary focus is on the practical application of cognitive grammar to examples of language in context and on its potential for both literary and non-literary material. It offers a clear and facilitating approach to allow students to describe language features carefully and to explore how these descriptions can be developed into full and rich analyses. Suitable for undergraduate students taking modules in stylistics, English language, and cognitive linguistics, as well as postgraduates encountering the field for the first time, the book provides a much-needed and essential guide to this exciting subject.

Seven Signs of Life

Seven Signs of Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473555833
Author: Aoife Abbey
Publisher: Random House
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Seven Signs of Life by Aoife Abbey Book Resume:

An insightful, tender and inspiring memoir that explores the emotional side of a doctor’s working life. ‘Brilliant, compelling... A hugely life-affirming book’ Mail on Sunday Grief. Anger. Joy. Fear. Distraction. Disgust. Hope. All emotions we expect to encounter over our lifetime. But what if this was every day? And what if your ability to manage them was the difference between life and death? For Aoife Abbey, a doctor in intensive care, these experiences are part of the job – from grief when you make a potentially fatal mistake to joy when the ward unexpectedly breaks into song. Seven Signs of Life is Abbey’s extraordinary account of what it means to be alive and how it feels to care for a living. ‘Sensitive, honest and, yes, brave... Compulsive reading’ Nigella Lawson ‘Heartfelt, honest, illuminating and wise’ Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works

little scratch

little scratch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0771005849
Author: Rebecca Watson
Publisher: Strange Light
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little scratch by Rebecca Watson Book Resume:

In the formally innovative tradition of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers and Ducks, Newburyport comes a dazzlingly original, shot-in-the-arm of a debut that reveals a young woman's every thought over the course of one deceptively ordinary day. She wakes up, goes to work. Watches the clock and checks her phone. But underneath this monotony there's something else going on: something under her skin. Relayed in interweaving columns that chart the feedback loop of memory, the senses, and modern distractions with wit and precision, our narrator becomes increasingly anxious as the day moves on: Is she overusing the heart emoji? Isn't drinking eight glasses of water a day supposed to fix everything? Why is the etiquette of the women's bathroom so fraught? How does she define rape? And why can't she stop scratching? Fiercely moving and slyly profound, little scratch is a defiantly playful look at how our minds function in--and survive--the darkest moments.

How to Be a Boss at Ageing

How to Be a Boss at Ageing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1800195168
Author: Anniki Sommerville
Publisher: Thread
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How to Be a Boss at Ageing by Anniki Sommerville Book Resume:

Do you find yourself fighting the urge to go to bed at 8pm? Do you look at your laughter lines and wonder what was ever so funny? Do you listen to the charts and not have a clue who’s singing? Do images of celebrities over forty in swimsuits just make you want to drink more wine? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this is the book for you. Funny, honest, and packed with advice, this is a must-read for any woman experiencing – and not particularly relishing – the effects of ageing. Anniki Sommerville shares her own experiences with those of other women as well as advice from experts – Sali Hughes, Cariad Lloyd, Meg Mathews, Emma Gannon and Dr Karen Gurney among others – to help you navigate this journey including: Demystifying the menopause and how to deal with fluctuating moods and hormones. Breaking the taboo of cosmetic surgery and why we need to start having honest conversations about ageing and beauty. Exploring the reality of fertility treatment and motherhood including what happens when you’re peri-menopausal and parenting small kids. How feeling bad about our bodies can often be a barrier to feeling good about sex and tips on how you can change that. Why ambition is not a dirty word in middle age and how to stop feeling invisible in the workplace. How to deal with grief and losing loved ones as we age. How to be a Boss at Ageing will show you how not to give up when ageing creeps up. It’s time to rip up the rule book on what it means to grow older as a woman and embrace midlife. There’s no need to retire into cardigans and comfy slacks just yet. Read what everyone is saying about How to Be a Boss at Ageing: ‘I LOVED this book…a book I couldn't put down…so refreshingly honest…The language used made the book feel like I was talking to a friend…really helpful and full of useful advice…such a brilliant read!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Laugh-out-loud funny! As a woman in her 40s, I thoroughly enjoyed this book…Spot-on for many of the thoughts & worries & oddities running through my head too…’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A laugh out loud look at aging in the modern era…really relatable for any of us in middle age who are exhausted (oh those young kids!) and feel like we have to be everything and do everything at all times…chuckled in more than one place (ok, a lot of places)…’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘For anyone who feels like they just keep running and getting nowhere (and still gaining weight), this book is your permission to relax...’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘An amusing guide to the realities of ageing… excellent…’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A Grief Companion

A Grief Companion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1529343615
Author: Sasha Bates
Publisher: Yellow Kite
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A Grief Companion by Sasha Bates Book Resume:

'This is a book that takes you by the hand and promises the gentlest comfort in the darkest of times.' Tamsin Greig A Grief Companion offers us practical help to use alongside the theory of Sasha Bate's debut book, Languages of Loss. This guide gives us the starting points to begin our journeys of managing grief, providing us with space and pages to explore and process our feelings with Sasha's expert guidance. Sasha offers some optimism to let you know that you will find light and courage from out of this darkness, and you will be transformed by it. Your grief will not leave you, but you will arrange yourself around it differently. Split in to four sections, that can be read in any order - Mind, Body, Spirit and Everyday - this book explores the non-linear grief that you may be feeling and gives you permission to do your grief, your way. Filled with suggestions, resources, advice for friends of the bereaved and a guiding hand, we hope this book will help you see some light in the darkness of grief. 'Explaining how the mind and body work together, A Grief Companion offers insights into the process of grieving. The writing is energetic, down-to-earth and honest as Sasha Bates helps readers cope with the many layers and levels of grief. A useful as well as a moving book.' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of A Manual for Heartache

The Wild Isles

The Wild Isles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789541395
Author: Patrick Barkham
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
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The Wild Isles by Patrick Barkham Book Resume:

The very best of British and Irish nature writing selected by the natural history writer Patrick Barkham.

Childlessness in the Age of Communication

Childlessness in the Age of Communication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000033422
Author: Cristina Archetti
Publisher: Routledge
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Childlessness in the Age of Communication by Cristina Archetti Book Resume:

Cristina Archetti started researching childlessness after being diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". She soon discovered that, although involuntary childlessness affects an increasing number of women and men across the world, this topic is shrouded taboo and shame. This book is both a first-person reflection about the existential questions posed by involuntary childlessness and a readable account of the way the silence surrounding this topic is socially and politically constructed. Revealing the invisible mechanisms that, from the microscopic details of everyday life to policy, make up the structure of silence around childlessness, Archetti demonstrates what it means not to have children in a society that is organized around families. Through a prose that mixes analysis, excerpts of interviews, media fragments, and evocative writing, she develops a new language of feeling-in-the-body fit for the twenty-first century and exposes the devastating effects infertility has on relationships, identity, health and well-being, in societies that fetishize parenthood. Childlessness in the Age of Communication draws upon a range of disciplines and fields including sociology, health, gender and sexuality studies, communication, politics and anthropology. It is a book for all those interested in childlessness and innovative qualitative research methodologies.

Brown Baby

Brown Baby [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152903292X
Author: Nikesh Shukla
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla Book Resume:

'Brown Baby is a beautifully intimate and soul-searching memoir. It speaks to the heart and the mind and bears witness to our turbulent times.' - Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other How do you find hope and even joy in a world that is prejudiced, sexist and facing climate crisis? How do you prepare your children for it, but also fill them with all the boundlessness and eccentricity that they deserve and that life has to offer? In Brown Baby, Nikesh Shukla, author of the bestselling The Good Immigrant, explores themes of sexism, feminism, parenting and our shifting ideas of home. This memoir, by turns heartwrenching, hilariously funny and intensely relatable, is dedicated to the author’s two young daughters, and serves as an act of remembrance to the grandmother they never had a chance to meet. Through love, grief, food and fatherhood, Shukla shows how it’s possible to believe in hope.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472152255
Author: Alex Preston,Neil Gower
Publisher: Corsair
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As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Alex Preston,Neil Gower Book Resume:

'A magical book: an inimitable fusion of ornithology, literary anthology and autobiography.' Tom Holland When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the hides and the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds didn't disappear though. Rather, it went underground, and he began birdwatching in the books that he read, creating his own personal anthology of nature writing that brought the birds of his childhood back to brilliant life. Looking for moments 'when heart and bird are one', Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal and eccentric narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Moving from the 'high requiem' of Keats's nightingale to the crow-strewn sky at the end of Alan Garner's The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, from Ted Hughes's brooding 'Hawk in the Rain' to the giddy anthropomorphism of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, this is a book that will make you look at birds, at the world, in a newer, richer light. Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by the celebrated graphic artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds. 'A joyful and a wondrous book' the Guardian

The Anatomy of Grief

The Anatomy of Grief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300256086
Author: Dorothy P. Holinger
Publisher: Yale University Press
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The Anatomy of Grief by Dorothy P. Holinger Book Resume:

An original, authoritative guide to the impact of grief on the brain, the heart, and the body of the bereaved Grief happens to everyone. Universal and enveloping, grief cannot be ignored or denied. This original new book by psychologist Dorothy P. Holinger uses humanistic and physiological approaches to describe grief’s impact on the bereaved. Taking examples from literature, music, poetry, paleoarchaeology, personal experience, memoirs, and patient narratives, Holinger describes what happens in the brain, the heart, and the body of the bereaved. Readers will learn what grief is like after a loved one dies: how language and clarity of thought become elusive, why life feels empty, why grief surges and ebbs so persistently, and why the bereaved cry. Resting on a scientific foundation, this literary book shows the bereaved how to move through the grieving process and how understanding grief in deeper, more multidimensional ways can help quell this sorrow and allow life to be lived again with joy. Visit the author's companion website for The Anatomy of Grief:

Does Your House Have Lions?

Does Your House Have Lions? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0807069523
Author: Sonia Sanchez
Publisher: Beacon Press
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Does Your House Have Lions? by Sonia Sanchez Book Resume:

From the American Poetry Society's 2018 Wallace Stevens Award–winner, this is an epic poem on kin estranged, the death of a brother from AIDS, and the possibility of reconciliation and love in the face of loss.